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    Mamiya Introdces New DM40 Large-Sensor DSLR

    Elmsford, NY - March 1, 2010 - Mamiya today announced the addition of the new Mamiya DM40 to its lineup of professional large-sensor DSLRs. Featuring a resolution of 40 megapixels with a peak capture rate of .8 seconds per frame and a sustained capture rate of 60 frames per minute, the Mamiya DM40 is the industry’s fastest large-sensor DSLR.

    The heart of the DM40 system is the new "DF" camera-core technology, developed by Mamiya, featuring two user-selectable shutter systems: leaf or focal plane. In demanding daylight situations, photographers can use predictable high speed flash synchronization to fill-in or overpower even the brightest ambient light on one of three new leaf-shuttered lenses designed by Schneider-Kreuznach and manufactured by Mamiya. The lenses - available in focal lengths of 55mm, 80mm, and 110mm - deliver an effective maximum flash sync speed of up to 1/1600th of a second. For more conventional situations, photographers can choose any one of 15 other world-class Mamiya optics, from 28mm to 300mm APO, designed for use with the cameras’ focal plane shutter system.


    Also newly announced, the Mamiya DM40 Digital Back will be available for those customers who wish to obtain the latest in high-speed and resolution digital capture for their existing Mamiya or large format camera. Supported cameras include: Mamiya 645AFD series, 645DF, Mamiya RZ series (via optional adapter), Mamiya RB series
    (via optional adapter), and 4x5 view cameras
    (via optional adapter).

    Specifications Highlights
    CCD: 44 x 33mm, 40 Megapixel
    Largest file size: 240 MB 16 bit TIFF

    ISO: 80-800
    Capture rate: 0.8 sec/frame
    Digital imaging user interface: 6x7cm LCD touchscreen

    Pricing and Availability

    The Mamiya DM40 DSLR kit will be available in the U.S. at $21,990, including Mamiya 80mm f.2.8 D lens. The Mamiya DM40 Digital Back, also available in the U.S. at $19,990. Both are expected to be shipping in March, and include Capture One and Leaf Capture software.

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    Re: Mamiya Introdces New DM40 Large-Sensor DSLR

    Have to say maybe better off with Phase since you also get sensor plus which seems to be missing here ( that is my preference at least) but this is now 4 backs in this range Hassy, Leaf, Phase and Mamiya and also the S2 at 37mpx. Looks like the new back to market.

    As owner of one of them I know one thing your not lacking for resolution and detail at all. Should be noted Hassy and Leica are Kodak sensors. Leaf , Phase and Mamiya are all Dalsa plus they use the same body as Hassy is different obviously and the s2 as well. No lack of choices, options and preferences.
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    Re: Mamiya Introdces New DM40 Large-Sensor DSLR

    Is there really four backs now in this market segment?, they are owned by Hassy, Phase, Phase and Phase.

    And at 20 grand, I will be surprised if 'Mamiya' sells even one.
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    Re: Mamiya Introdces New DM40 Large-Sensor DSLR

    Makes the S2 price seem reasonable...after all, mamyia doesn't have the RED CIRCLE!

    Actually, this may wind up being the 'sweet spot' in terms of resolution; ISO will improve and smaller photosite just can't fight the laws of Physics (unless someone invents a battery powered sensor cooling system)

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    Re: Mamiya Introdces New DM40 Large-Sensor DSLR

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    Is there really four backs now in this market segment?, they are owned by Hassy, Phase, Phase and Phase.

    And at 20 grand, I will be surprised if 'Mamiya' sells even one.
    http://www.leaf-photography.com/products_aptus28.asp

    The Leaf Aptus-II 8 camera back has a sensor just as sensitive as the Leaf Aptus-II 10, with a capture rate under 0.8 secs/frame, and a sustainable burst of 60 full res images per minute - the fastest back in the industry.

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